Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Old Dairy is an attractive sandstone cottage situated in the conservation village of Darnick adjoining Melrose and with views to the beautiful Eildon Hills within easy walking distance of the centre of Melrose. Awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board and dating back to the early nineteenth century this listed former dairy has been converted to a very high standard.Tastefully furnished mainly with antiques - large sitting room with log burning stove, fully fitted dining kitchen, king-sized bed and twin-bedded bedrooms, two luxury bath/shower rooms and large integral garage.
Melrose is a superb base both for the sightseer and the sportsminded. In and around Melrose there is a wonderful range of abbeys ,castles, stately homes and gardens to explore as well as top class fishing,golf,tennis,cycling,mountain biking and walking.With more than 1500 miles of dedicated walking routes in spectacular countryside including St Cuthberts Way, the Southern Upland Way, and the Border Abbeys Walk-walking here is excellent at any time of year. Melrose itself has some of the best eating houses in the Borders a wide variety of individual shops and beautiful gardens. Situated at the foot of the Eildon Hills in the Tweed Valley Melrose is widely considered as the jewel of the Borders.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coldingham 55 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 68 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh/Berwick 60 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Freeview television is available.
Welcome hamper on arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
Secure parking is available in the integral garage. Parking also available in the quiet street outside the cottage. Rod rack fitted in garage for safe storage of fishing rods.
Changeover day for weekly lets is Saturday.
Short breaks Monday- Thursday (4 nights) or Friday- Sunday (3 nights ) may be available - rates provided on demand
The Scottish Borders region
The Scottish Borders is an area with a rich and turbulent history reflected in the rich culture of music, arts, drama, sport and dance featured in events throughout the year. There is something for everyone.
> Fishing: local and international anglers are attracted by the unbeatable fishing in the majestic River Tweed.
> Golf: Access to 21 local golf courses with the 3 or 5 day golf passport (Scotland's best selling golf pass)
> Walking: 1500 miles of dedicated walking routes.
> Mountain Biking in the Glentress Forest.
> Historic buildings including Floors Castle, Melrose Dryburgh and Jedburgh Abbeys, Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford House, Traquair House.
> Wonderful Gardens:Kailzie and Harmony gardens
The capital city of Edinburgh which hosts Europe's largest arts festival throughout the month of August is only an hours drive away as are the coastal villages of Coldingham and St Abbs.
Melrose Abbey- open throughout year.
Melrose Rugby Sevens - April
Book Festival - June
Melrose Pipe Band competition-August
Salmon and trout fishing
Theatre , restaurants and shops
Roman (trimontium) exhibition Melrose
Hogmanay in Melrose centre with pipers drums and fireworks